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Abdominal Migraine is a form of Migraine seen mainly in children. It's most common in children ages five- to nine-years-old, but can occur in adults as well. Abdominal Migraine consists primarily of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. It was recognized as a form of Migraine disease as links were made to other family members having Migraines and children who had this disorder grew into adults with Migraine with and without aura. Most children who experience abdominal Migraine eventually develop Migraine with aura and/or Migraine without aura. The diagnostic criteria for abdominal Migraine, as established by the International Headache Society, are: A. At least 5 attacks fulfilling criteria B–D B. Attacks of abdominal pain lasting 1-72 hours (untreated or unsuccessfully treated C. Abdominal pain has all of the following characteristics: midline location, periumbilical or poorly localised dull or ‘just sore’ quality moderate or severe intensity
Surgery In severe cases, surgery may be needed to open blocked blood vessels. Many surgical procedures can be performed. These include open bypass procedures, which connect an artery before the location of the obstruction to an artery below the obstruction, or minimally invasive endovascular techniques such as angioplasty and stenting. The location of the lesions and how many other risk factors and illnesses patients have often determine which procedure is chosen. Surgery is generally performed for claudication that has become disabling despite full medical and exercise therapy. Surgery may also be necessary for patients with rest pain, and to save a limb when a patient develops critical limb ischemia and is in danger of amputation. Leg Bypass Surgery For many years, leg bypass surgery was the main type of surgery used for extensive PAD. This procedure involves the creation of a tube (graft) that acts as a new blood vessel. Grafts can be made from synthetic material (artificial vein) or f...
Your risk of skin cancer depends, in large part, on your level of sun exposure. But, did you know that there are different types of sun exposure and what type of skin cancer you are most at risk for depends on how you are exposed to the sun?
Intermittent sun exposure is sporadic and often intense bursts of sun exposure. It is usually associated with indoor workers who spend weekends and vacations out in the sun. Acute sun exposure, which can result in sunburn, is more common in those who have intermittent sun exposure.
Chronic sun exposure is consistent and repetitive sun exposure. Outdoor workers and those who participate in outdoor activities on a daily or regular basis have chronic sun exposure.
Intermittent Sun Exposure and Melanoma
It is those who have intermittent sun exposure that are most at risk for developing melanoma , the most lethal form of skin cancer. Intermittent sun exposure includes using tanning salons on a irregular basis, for example, going to a tanning salon...
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